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Chinese Neolithic Earthenware Tripod Gui Ewer

AGE: – Chinese Neolithic Period 3500 B.C. – 2000 B.C.
CONSTRUCTION: – Earthenware
DESCRIPTION: – Chinese Neolithic Earthenware Tripod Gui Ewer

HEIGHT: – 32cm
WEIGHT:– 3.05 kg.
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A Chinese Neolithic Earthenware Tripod Gui Ewer dates back to the Neolithic period of the Dawenkou and Longshan Cultures that existed in the Province of Shandong on the East China Plain between 3500 B.C. – 2000 B.C. Whilst many pottery objects made in the eastern part of China were painted, potters along the coast also used the techniques of incising and burnishing and it was during this period advances were made in the use of the potter’s wheel and firing techniques.

This gui vessel is decorated with a pie crust design circling just above the mid section of the body with traces of artwork still remaining on the top part of the body, on either side of the handle and around the top rim. Although this thin walled grey earthenware pottery was produced in small quantities, and usually reserved for ritual and funerary purposes rather than for daily use, this vessel it would appear has been exposed to fire, indicating that it was used for heating liquids at some point.

This type of Neolothic earthenware/pottery in a black and gray colour found in the eastern part of China is notable for its distinctive shapes and form, a little different from those found in the central regions and included the tripod vessels, which can be seen in pottery and bronze vessels in the subsequent Bronze Age.

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